DNA study shows no Etruscan link to modern Tuscans

Published on July 4th, 2009 | by Admin


According to a new study, using Mitochondrial DNA taken from the remains of Bronze Age Etruscans, the current population of Tuscany has no relation to the areas predecessors.

“The most simple explanation is that the structure of the Tuscan population underwent important demographic changes in the first millennium before Christ,” they said.

‘”Immigration and forced migration have diluted the Etruscan genetic inheritance so much as to make it difficult to recognise”.

The scientific data does not necessarily mean that the Etruscans died out, the researchers said.

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